Why Choose a Designer that is Involved in the Whole Process of House Extension

Posted by BDS Architecture on Oct 8, 2020 11:00:00 AM

If you are planning a house extension, you may be wondering at what stage to include a designer in the project. There are many benefits to choosing a designer that is involved with the whole process of the house extension, some of which we outline below…

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Topics: Architectural Designer, Extensions, planning permission

Outline Vs Detailed Planning Permission - Which Is Better For Self-Builders?

Posted by Tim Foster on Oct 17, 2019 11:27:00 AM

Planning permission is an essential consideration in a large percentage of self-builds. Generally speaking, there are two types of planning permission you'll encounter as a self-builder: outline and detailed. But what is the difference between outline and detailed planning permission? And which is best for you?

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Topics: planning permission, new house design, self-build

Building Your Own Home: 3 Questions To Ask Yourself In The Planning Stage

Posted by Tim Foster on Sep 19, 2019 1:48:00 PM

The planning stage is vital to any build project, and self-build home plans deserve serious consideration. By using self-build home plans UK property owners can solve potential issues before they even arise. Knowing the right questions to ask is essential to making sure your project runs smoothly. So, what do you need to know?

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Topics: planning permission, Residential Architecture, new house design

Find The Keys To A Successful Barn Conversion

Posted by Rebecca Foster on Jul 24, 2019 3:18:15 PM

Converting an old barn can be a wonderful opportunity to create a new dream home. You’re not exactly starting from scratch as with a self-build project but converting can allow you to shape the interior to your own style and tastes. Converted barns can also make great home office spaces for working in a home-from-home on your own property.

Barn conversions are sometimes available in areas where it would be extremely difficult to get planning permission for a brand-new development but you might still need consent and there are a number of other issues to bear in mind…

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Topics: planning permission, Loft Conversion, barn conversion

6 Top Tips For A Self Build

Posted by Rebecca Foster on Mar 21, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Many people are now looking at different ways to get on the property ladder. One increasingly popular method that you may be thinking about is a self-build home. This type of project not only allows you to build the house you want, where you want but also gives a real sense of achievement when completed.

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Topics: Architectural Designer, planning permission, Residential Architecture, new house design

Renovating A House - The Ultimate Checklist

Posted by Rebecca Foster on Mar 16, 2019 1:30:00 PM

Many people dream of buying a house and doing it up. But, unless you know what you're doing, understanding the processes involved and the challenges that may arise can be tricky.

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Topics: Architectural Designer, planning permission, renovation

Can I Extend My House? - How To Find Out Whether Or Not You Can Add To Your Home Without Planning Permission

Posted by Tim Foster on Jul 27, 2017 12:30:00 PM

If you love your location but need more space, improving your existing home instead of moving to a larger property can make financial sense. Depending on your budget, there are a range of options available to homeowners seeking to invest in additional living space.

An architectural design service, like BDS Architecture, can help you develop your ideas into designs, perform structural calculations, create the plans and complete the build, all within an agreed price to suit your budget.

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Topics: Extensions, planning permission

Applying For Extension Planning Permission – Everything You Need To Know!

Posted by Tim Foster on Apr 4, 2017 4:53:15 PM


Want to extend but daunted by the idea of gaining planning permission? At BDS Architecture we specialise in providing advice and assistance throughout the planning process to alleviate your concerns. Planning permission doesn’t have to be a headache with the right information to hand. This simple guide covers the basics of planning permission and the support we can provide, so your focus can be on the excitement of your new house extension.

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Topics: Insider, Architectural Designer, Extensions, planning permission

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